Sunny Hill Park

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Sunny Hill Park on a sunny spring afternoon

Sunny Hill Park is in Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet, England. It is a large hilly park, 22 hectares,[1] mainly grassed, which has extensive views to the north and the west. Together with the neighbouring Hendon Churchyard, it is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.[2][3]

The site used to be Sunnyhill Fields, and was owned by Church Farmhouse, now the adjoining Church Farmhouse Museum. In 1921 Hendon Council purchased 16 acres for a park, which opened in 1922, and in 1929 it was enlarged when further land was acquired.[4] An area with scattered trees in the south-east corner was formerly part of St Mary's Churchyard, an important archaeological site with evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon occupation.[5] The park still has hedgerows showing former field boundaries and mature trees.[4]

It has a cafe, a playground, tennis courts and football pitches.

There is access from Church End, Sunny Hill, Watford Way, Great North Way, Sunny Gardens Road, Sunningfields Crescent and Church Terrace.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hewlett, Janet (1997). Nature Conservation in Barnet. London Ecology Unit. ISBN 1 871045 27 4. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mill Hill East Environmental Statement[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Sunny Hill Park and Hendon Churchyard". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "iGiGL – helping you find London's parks and wildlife sites". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ a b Sunny Hill Park, London Gardens Online
  5. ^ Roman Hendon - Another Piece of the Jigsaw, Hendon & District Archaeological Society Archived 2012-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 51°35′49″N 0°13′48″W / 51.597°N 0.230°W / 51.597; -0.230